‘Mars’, the Roman ‘God of War’, and fertility was the inspiration for the name ‘March’. As part of the seasonal calendar March is the time of the ‘Storm Moon’ according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the ‘Moon of the Snow-blind’ by Black Elk (Black Elk Speaks, Neihardt). It has also been known as:
‘Lent-maand’ (The time of lent)
‘Hreth-monath’ (Rough month)
‘Length-monath’ (Lengthening month)
‘Llyd-monath’ (Boisterous month)
March is the second month of ‘Imbolc’ and a time in the Celtic church when it was believed that all the saints would redress the forces of darkness with the aim of driving out all negative energies and evil demons.
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